What are politics?

  • (noun): Social relations involving authority or power.
    Synonyms: political relation
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Politics

Politics (from Greek politikos "of, for, or relating to citizens") as a term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy.

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Ed Sullivan - Politics
... After the Draper incident, Sullivan began to work closely with Theodore Kirkpatrick of the anti-communist Counterattack newsletter ... Sullivan would check with Kirkpatrick if a potential guest had some "explaining to do" about his politics ...
List Of Political Scientists - Notable Political Scientists - L
... Guy Laforest - Liberalism (John Locke) scholar and Quebec and Canadian politics specialist Harold Lasswell - Political communications, pioneered early efforts to establish the policy sciences and ... constructivist, Cold War expert, author of Tragic Vision of Politics ... Theodore Lowi - Major scholar of American politics at Cornell University Ian Lustick - State territoriality ethnic conflict and computer modelling in political science University of Pennsylvania ...
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... Ira Carmen - Co-founder of the social science subdiscipline of genetics and politics ... and social scientist John Coakley - specialist in ethnic conflict and Irish politics Benjamin Cohen - leader in the field of International Political Economy ... Cook - politics and media Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri - International Relations, Indology at Institute of Commonwealth Studies Philip Converse - Public opinion scholar, author of The Nature of Belief Systems in ...
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... Rangarajan - Indian political analyst and researcher with a focus on contemporary Indian politics and the politics of wildlife conservation in India R ... parties and movements, founder of the Institute for Comparative Politics ... - American political scientist, Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen Richard Rosecrance - International relations and political economy expert ...
Politics - Political Corruption
... Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement ... While corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and trafficking, it is not restricted to these activities ...

More definitions of "politics":

  • (noun): The profession devoted to governing and to political affairs.

Famous quotes containing the word politics:

    Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops.
    Maurice Johnstone (20th century)

    From the beginning, the placement of [Clarence] Thomas on the high court was seen as a political end justifying almost any means. The full story of his confirmation raises questions not only about who lied and why, but, more important, about what happens when politics becomes total war and the truth—and those who tell it—are merely unfortunate sacrifices on the way to winning.
    Jane Mayer, U.S. journalist, and Jill Abramson b. 1954, U.S. journalist. Strange Justice, p. 8, Houghton Mifflin (1994)